Why a focus on process is a super power by Andrew Huberman

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Mastery is one of my favourite topics because it teaches you why the best way to achieve success is to commit to the effort required not the specific goal. That is counter intuitive but every bit of experience and research supports this simple vision. This interview with Andrew Huberman an American neuroscientist and associate professor in the Department of Neurobiology …

Does early success help or hinder later success?

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It is often assumed that great success in youth will translate into the same success in later years. Though I couldn’t help noticing that Gael Monfils won 3 junior slam titles in a row yet at senior level the closest he has come to winning one is reaching the semi finals of Roland Garros. Huge success at junior level had no effect on …

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Want to win: Pick your battles

Colin ChambersBusiness, coaching, competition, Psychology, sport, Strategy Leave a Comment

Sport reflects the competition inherent in life and picking your battles is the lesson we learn from watching Tennis. From Stanislas Wawrinkas recent success at the Australian Open to Novak Djokovics dominance over Rafael Nadal, through to Rafaels and Roger Federers ongoing rivalry. Each of these battles has been a series of campaigns with each combatant having periods of dominance …

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Why train your nerves?

Colin Chambersbrain, cells, migraine, mind, nerves, Psychology, steps Leave a Comment

For many years I’ve noticed the forgotten aspect of training your nervous system and the adaptations it makes to support your activity underpins all the improvements you see. I read a beautiful research article named how brain cells change their tune and I felt it was time to explain mytheory that learning a skill depends on training our nerves.

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Transfer of learning: How I get more done with less effort

Colin Chambersbrain, Education, Learning, mind, Physical Education, Psychology Leave a Comment

During A level PE I learnt about the concept of transfer of learning. The principle that once you have learnt a skill in one area it is easier to learn it in another. Footballers use this concept to play well with both feet. Once they learn to play with their dominant foot they find it easier to learn with their …

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A message for life

Colin Chamberscompete, competing, competition, Follow your dreams, Life advice, lifestyle, mind, Psychology, steps, Strategy Leave a Comment

My philosophy is that ‘The way you think defines what you achieve‘. By that I mean that your philosophy determines the decisions you make to any given situation and thus the outcomes you can expect. It is through these decisions that you define the life and accomplishments that you end up with. Of course there are other factors but I …

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How alike are we all? One persons health advice is anothers warning

Colin Chambersbiology, cells, evolution, general health, genetics, lifestyle, nutrition, Psychology, relationships, Well being Leave a Comment

Sometimes I think we forget that the human gene pool is pretty diverse. Until relatively recently we have survived in many different extremes, desserts, ice belts, tropics, temperate climates. Places where food is scarce, places it’s everywhere. Thus our gene pool should contain abilities to survive on many different diets. In fact I think it’s more likely that many different …

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Longevity, Negativity, and Positive Thinking

Colin Chambersactivity, ageing, anxiety, cells, competing, depression, emotion, lifestyle, movement, play, Psychology, steps, Strategy, stress, Well being Leave a Comment

For this simple guide I was searching for references on stress and how exercise can help with it. I found some great articles but nothing really stood out to me. They either seemed to have too much depth or not enough. I’m thinking of stress because we’re all busy because we have more to do than we have time to …

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How does the brain work

Colin Chambersbrain, mind, Psychology, steps, Strategy Leave a Comment

Just felt like sharing this amazing video from Jeff Hawkins titled “How brain science will change computing” from ted.com that really helped me form a stronger view on how my brain works. It’s also fascinating how the improvement of computers matches what we see with humans. We have more space to remember info and better connections to share it.